Vayudeva Varadan just finished six days of pilgrimage at the monastery. During his stay he worked on writing some short summaries to display with the books in the Mini Mela. He completed 48 summaries for books and booklets.
The Loving Ganesha summary:
“If you open this book, you will always want it with you. The book opens doors to Lord Ganesha who waits patiently to help you with every problem, every wish, big or small, inner or outer.
“Loving Ganesha is a resource you can use to learn, teach, or remember blessings, songs, prayers, festivals — even a Ganesha Puja. Loving Ganesha explains all things Ganesha in simple, touching, yet authoritative prose along with engaging illustrations.”
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.